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# mental-skills - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Ireland draft in high-performance coach Gary Keegan to work on mental skills
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# Experience

Ireland draft in high-performance coach Gary Keegan to work on mental skills

Dec 3rd 2020, 5:32 PM 12,686 Views 10 Comments

Keegan was a key figure in the transformation of Irish boxing.

# mental-skills - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Performance anxiety, style of play, underestimating Japan - The IRFU's World Cup review
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# Hindsight

Performance anxiety, style of play, underestimating Japan - The IRFU's World Cup review

Dec 4th 2019, 5:09 PM 16,917 Views 74 Comments

The union’s performance director, David Nucifora, also stressed the need to focus on Irish players’ skills.

'My biggest issue is that I probably put too much pressure on myself as an individual'

'My biggest issue is that I probably put too much pressure on myself as an individual'

Dec 4th 2019, 6:00 AM 10,937 Views 17 Comments

JJ Hanrahan is having a strong season for Munster as the influence of Stephen Larkham shines through.

# mental-skills - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'Years ago everything was done through fear of losing': Earls admires healthy confidence of new breed
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# Mental Skills

'Years ago everything was done through fear of losing': Earls admires healthy confidence of new breed

Nov 10th 2018, 7:50 AM 6,349 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland wing has developed a quiet confidence through the years and an ability to stop himself from doing unnecessary damage to his body.

# mental-skills - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Forward thinking: Keith Earls prepares himself for action with daily visualisation work
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# Mental Skills

Forward thinking: Keith Earls prepares himself for action with daily visualisation work

Apr 24th 2018, 4:00 PM 5,537 Views 5 Comments

The Munster and Ireland flyer takes half an hour aside each day to work his mind through the game ahead.

# mental-skills - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness'
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# Win

'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness'

Apr 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 26,280 Views 18 Comments

Brent Pope and Jason Brennan have teamed up to write the newly-published Win.

# mental-skills - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Damian Browne on the capsizes, calm, blood and tears of his epic solo row across the Atlantic
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# Mental Strength

Damian Browne on the capsizes, calm, blood and tears of his epic solo row across the Atlantic

Feb 25th 2018, 8:00 PM 13,703 Views 13 Comments

We caught up with the former Connacht and Leinster lock as he rested up in Antigua after an incredible 4,800km solo row versus rough seas.

# mental-skills - Friday 9 February, 2018

'When you're not able to do something, it becomes mental': McGrath ready to roar again
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# Mental Skills

'When you're not able to do something, it becomes mental': McGrath ready to roar again

Feb 9th 2018, 7:15 AM 3,439 Views 1 Comment

The loosehead prop took a look at his game in order to get back to enjoying himself on the field again.

# mental-skills - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Mental skills: How telling yourself a good story can lead to success
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# Mind Games

Mental skills: How telling yourself a good story can lead to success

Aug 31st 2017, 4:31 PM 3,648 Views 0 Comments

Performance narratives are key to battling negative thoughts.

# mental-skills - Monday 22 May, 2017

Meditation will help you perform better, so here's how to get started
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# Mental Skills

Meditation will help you perform better, so here's how to get started

May 22nd 2017, 8:00 PM 19,532 Views 3 Comments

Meditation is as important for an athlete as engine oil is for a high-performance engine.

# mental-skills - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'A big part of the change for the better was when I had kids' - Nacewa
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# Mental Skills

'A big part of the change for the better was when I had kids' - Nacewa

May 14th 2017, 10:00 AM 18,554 Views 2 Comments

The Leinster captain talks about his mental skills journey since Joe Schmidt sparked his interest.

# mental-skills - Monday 17 April, 2017

Here's how to build your self-belief for sports, work and all aspects of life
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# Mental Skills

Here's how to build your self-belief for sports, work and all aspects of life

Apr 17th 2017, 8:00 AM 19,274 Views 2 Comments

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan outlines how we can reframe self-belief into ability-belief.

# mental-skills - Monday 13 February, 2017

Mental skills: Your journey to becoming more resilient starts here
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# Column

Mental skills: Your journey to becoming more resilient starts here

Feb 13th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,999 Views 2 Comments

Jason Brennan is back with an examination of the factors that go into being a resilient competitor.

# mental-skills - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Strength-based thinking can help you build self-esteem and perform better
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# Mental Skills

Strength-based thinking can help you build self-esteem and perform better

Jan 29th 2017, 6:45 PM 15,887 Views 2 Comments

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan’s latest column details the process of SBT.

# mental-skills - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Here's how to deal with the negative thoughts brought on by pressure
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# Mental Skills

Here's how to deal with the negative thoughts brought on by pressure

Jan 15th 2017, 8:30 PM 17,049 Views 2 Comments

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan returns to look at internally produced psychological pressure.

# mental-skills - Monday 2 January, 2017

Pressure isn't just for tyres, but it needs to be fit for purpose in sports
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# Mental Skills

Pressure isn't just for tyres, but it needs to be fit for purpose in sports

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:30 PM 11,679 Views 4 Comments

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan begins a series of columns with part one of an examination of pressure.

# mental-skills - Thursday 21 May, 2015

'I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time'
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# Mental Skills

'I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time'

May 21st 2015, 8:27 PM 12,369 Views 18 Comments

As he rehabs after shoulder surgery, Luke Fitzgerald remains confident about life under Joe Schmidt.

# mental-skills - Friday 10 April, 2015

Leinster announcement on Nacewa signing expected early next week
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# Isa Isa Isa

Leinster announcement on Nacewa signing expected early next week

Apr 10th 2015, 1:52 PM 7,782 Views 25 Comments

The 32-year-old is set for a comeback after two seasons out of the game.

# mental-skills - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Pienaar: Sometimes you look calm, but you’re not calm inside
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# Composure

Pienaar: Sometimes you look calm, but you’re not calm inside

Dec 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,290 Views 0 Comments

Ulster’s South African scrum-half says he will never be ‘too old or too wise to learn’.

# mental-skills - Monday 25 November, 2013

All Blacks' belief in their 'processes' got them over the line
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# Top Two Inches

All Blacks' belief in their 'processes' got them over the line

Nov 25th 2013, 3:09 PM 2,098 Views 1 Comment

Aaron Cruden and Ryan Crotty reveal the depth of confidence the Kiwis can count on in times of stress.